Caregiving 101 through 1001

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Dont panicI’ve written several articles over the years about the importance of assembling a caregiving team when caring for a loved one – a team that doesn’t necessarily rely on family because not everyone has a participatory family when it comes to these matters. Of all the life-changes we encounter during our journey, caregiving is one of  – if not the most difficult – speed bump to get over.

Caregiving: the ultimate team sport suggests how one might use the strengths of each team/family member to handle the varied needs during the caregiving journey.

Family dynamics that hamper caregiving success exposes the need to let go of stereotypes or childhood roles that don’t serve siblings well as adults.  If ever there was a time to work together for the greater good – taking care of a family member with dementia or other terminal illness – this ranks right up there at the top.

Solo caregiving addresses the needs of the person who appears to be strapped with fulfilling all the roles needed for a successful caregiving venture.  As the sole caregiver, you need not settle into those roles, not without the help of other, well-meaning individuals.  Certainly, much relies on the neighbor, coworker, even casual acquaintance, but said entities are a resource from which much assistance can be found.

Caring gumby figuresAnd here are several more articles for the caregivers out there – and those acquainted with a caregiver – to provide some wisdom and encouragement through the tough times: 

 

 

 

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6 thoughts on “Caregiving 101 through 1001

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    Jill Weatherholt said:
    October 13, 2015 at 10:13 am

    Thank you so much for this, Irene. The information you provide is invaluable to many of us.

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      boomer98053 responded:
      October 13, 2015 at 10:17 am

      When I first started my blog, the greater percentage of my articles focused on this issue. I felt it was time to reintroduce them because the need is so great, and always will be, unfortunately.

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        Jill Weatherholt said:
        October 13, 2015 at 10:22 am

        I’ve printed many of the articles for reference. Although I don’t discuss it on my blog, this topic hits very close to home…so thank you.

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          boomer98053 responded:
          October 13, 2015 at 10:42 am

          I’m sorry for your situation and am glad that something I’ve written might be of help. My definition of a caregiver: Ordinary people, doing the ordinary right thing, at an extraordinary time.

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          Jill Weatherholt said:
          October 13, 2015 at 10:55 am

          Thank you…I might email you sometime for advice, if that’s okay?

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